Application of Life-Cycle Assessment to Nanoscale Technology: Lithium-ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles
This study identifies areas for improvement to reduce life-cycle environmental impacts for li-ion batteries used in electric vehicles. It also evaluates the potential impacts of a nanotechnology innovation.
Effects of Federal Tax Credits for the Purchase of Electric Vehicles
CBO estimates the effects of Federal Tax credits for purchasing electric vehicles.
Electric Car – Wikipedia
An electric car is an automobile that is propelled by one electric motor or more, using electrical energy stored in batteries or another energy storage device.
Electric Cars’ Carbon Emissions Around the Globe
Comparing with the carbon emission of electric cars in twenty of the world’s leading countries, this report shows that the carbon reduction potential of an electric car depends on where it is charged.
Electric Vehicles: Myths vs. Reality
Some realities about electric vehicles.
Global EV Outlook 2013 – Understanding the Electric Vehicle Landscape to 2020
This report presents the primary data collection from Electric Vehicles Initiative (EVI) member governments on electric vehicles and related infrastructure deployment goals, policies, investment in research, development and demonstration. All of data collection informs an analysis of global market trends and progress in electric vehicle deployment and the implications for technology and policy.
How Green Are Electric Cars? Depends on where you Plug in
This article highlights that the effect of electric vehicles on the amount of greenhouse gases released into the environment can span a wide range, varying with the source of the electricity that charges them.
Plug-in Electric Vehicle: Challenges and Opportunities
This reports presents a broad overview of plug-in electric vehicle landscape, including issues from both the transportation and utility system perspectives. It explores the energy and environmental implications of plug-in electric vehicle adoption in the U.S.
The electric car’s biggest threat may be its battery
BBC news claims that the biggest threat of electric cars may be the battery itself. What is needed to make the green motor go mainstream?